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6th August 2007

NATIONAL MUSIC PUBLISHERS' ASSOCIATION,


ROBERT TUR, SPORTS BODIES, OTHERS TO JOIN
COPYRIGHT ACTION AGAINST YOUTUBE/GOOGLE;
INTERIM CLASS COUNSEL APPOINTED
The Football Association Premier League (“Premier League”) and Bourne Co. (“Bourne”)
announced today that several additional parties will be joining the fight for content
protection against YouTube/Google alleging wide-scale copyright infringement, including
National Music Publishers’ Association (“NMPA”), the largest music publishing
association in the U.S. with over 600 members; renowned investigative journalist Robert
Tur; the U.K.’s Rugby Football League; the Finnish Football League Association; X-
Ray Dog Music, composers and producers of high-end music for popular movie and TV
trailers; Knockout Entertainment Limited (Secondsout.com) and Seminole Warriors
Boxing, which have separately promoted some of the most anticipated boxing matches
over the past several years; and the author Daniel Quinn. Premier League and Bourne
also announced that the two law firms representing them in the proposed class action
(Proskauer Rose LLP and Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP) have been
appointed Class counsel on an interim basis by the Judge presiding over the case.

According to Dan Johnson, Premier League spokesman: “We are pleased to see so many
other copyright holders joining us in what we are trying to achieve. The clear and growing
message to YouTube and Google is simple: their callous and opportunistic business
model is contrary to right, contrary to law, and must and will be stopped.”

Johnson continued: “We are also delighted that our counsel, Proskauer and Bernstein
Litowitz, have been appointed counsel for the Class on an interim basis. The appointment
demonstrates the Court’s confidence in these counsel, which will help us to proceed
against YouTube and Google in a cohesive and unified manner.” Proskauer and Bernstein
Litowitz have represented Premier League and Bourne since the inception of the case
against YouTube and Google. They were appointed interim Class counsel by the
Honorable Louis L. Stanton in the United States District Court for the Southern District of
New York on July 27, 2007. The Court found the appointment “appropriate and desirable
in the interests of the putative class and the efficient management of discovery and other
procedures in this and related actions” and that the two law firms would “fairly and
adequately represent those interests and conduct those proceedings.”

Premier League
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The Football Association Premier League Limited


Registered Office: 30 Gloucester Place, London, W1U 8PL. No. 2719699 England
Bourne Co. similarly “expressed pleasure that the NMPA has joined in this litigation”, adding,
“We are proud to see our fellow music publishers forming a united front to protect the rights of
all copyright holders. This unity of purpose is a cornerstone of the NMPA’s structure.”

The newest public supporters of the class action suit include:

National Music Publishers' Association – The NMPA, founded in 1917, is the largest
U.S. music publishing trade association with over 600 members, including both small and
large publishers. It is committed to promoting and advancing the interests of music
publishers and their songwriting partners. In this vein, the NMPA continues to represent
its members in shaping the future of the music industry by fostering a business
environment that furthers both creative and financial success.

Robert Tur – Mr. Tur is an American broadcast reporter often credited with revolutionizing
the way breaking news is covered. He created the Los Angeles News Service, one of the
earliest to use the helicopter in the coverage of live breaking news including the first to
televise a police chase. Other noteworthy reporting included the attack on Reginald
Denny during the L.A. Riots in 1992 and the first to locate and televise O.J. Simpson's
infamous slow-speed chase a white Ford Bronco in 1994. Mr. Tur has shared three
Television News Emmy Awards, the Edward R. Murrow Award for broadcast excellence,
an Associated Press National Breaking News award, the NPPA Humanitarian Award,
several Golden Mikes, and numerous other local and national citations.

Mr. Tur, who has advanced copyright protection for creators of intellectual property in the
past and was first to file suit against YouTube, intends to withdraw the lawsuit against
YouTube that he commenced last year in California and join the proposed class action as
a named plaintiff. Said Mr. Tur: “I carried the ball against YouTube for a year now. After
careful analysis and consideration, I have concluded that the Premier League/Bourne
class action is the most effective way for independent copyright holders to secure the
judicial remedies that I am seeking, and I am pleased to join them in their fight for content
protection.”

The Rugby Football League – The RFL is the governing body for rugby league football in
the UK, and helps to organize the Super League, the premier rugby league competition, as
well as the National Leagues and the Carnegie Challenge Cup. Rugby league football is
recognized as one of the “Big 5” sports in England. The Carnegie Challenge Cup Final

Premier League
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London W1U 8PL F +44 (0) 20 7864 9001
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The Football Association Premier League Limited


Registered Office: 30 Gloucester Place, London, W1U 8PL. No. 2719699 England
draws over a million viewers every year; it will be played this year on August 25 at
Wembley Stadium.

The Finnish Football League Association – The FFLA organizes the Veikkausliiga, the
premier soccer league in Finland, as well as the Finnish League Cup. This year's season
is taking place now. Updates can be found at http://www.veikkausliiga.com.

X-Ray Dog Music – X-Ray Dog is a production and publishing company based in
Burbank, California. It primarily produces high-end orchestral and choral music for movie
and TV trailers, including music for recent trailers for Transformers, Harry Potter and the
Order of the Phoenix, Spiderman 3, Live Free or Die Hard, Pirates of the Caribbean: At
World’s End, 300, Ratatouille, The Simpsons Movie, and many more.

Knockout Entertainment Limited (Secondsout.com) -- Owners of Secondsout.com, has


rights for over 30 live boxing matches worldwide over the next 12 months and previously
broadcast matches of Wladimir Klitschko. Secondsout.com has 600,000 unique users a
month.

Seminole Warriors Boxing – Launched in 2003, Seminole Warriors is a boxing


promotions firm based in Hollywood, Florida. Seminole’s mission is to bring the best
boxers in the world to boxing fans, and to help re-establish the sport of boxing for a new
generation. Seminole Warriors has recently promoted the Ibragimov-Briggs, Ibragimov-
Austin, Miranda-Eastman, Bell-Rothmann, Bell-Brown, Quiles-Cherry, Urango-Eason, and
Ibragimov-Whitaker fights.

Daniel Quinn – Mr. Quinn is best known for his book Ishmael (1992), which won the
Turner Tomorrow Fellowship Award in 1991. Ishmael is available in both print and audio
versions.

The new parties join a number of other entities around the world that have previously
announced their support for the class action, including: the Association of European
Professional Leagues, which represents the interests of 25 Member and Associate
Member Leagues across Europe and more than 800 affiliated clubs; Cherry Lane Music
Publishing Co., one of the world’s leading independent music publishers; the national
French Tennis Federation; the French Professional Football League; and Cal IV
Entertainment, LLC, the major country music publisher with over 15,000 copyrights.

Premier League
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London W1U 8PL F +44 (0) 20 7864 9001
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The Football Association Premier League Limited


Registered Office: 30 Gloucester Place, London, W1U 8PL. No. 2719699 England
The class action complaint, filed in federal court in New York City on May 4, 2007, asserts
claims on behalf of all copyright owners who have had their material copied and exploited
on the YouTube website without authorization. The lawsuit asks a federal judge for a court
order to stop YouTube’s unauthorized and uncompensated use of the creative works of
Class members, force YouTube to adopt existing technology to prevent unauthorized
content from being exploited, and for damages for past infringement.

The lawsuit, The Football Association Premier League Limited, et al. v. YouTube, Inc., et
al., 07 Civ. 3582 (LLS), is pending before the Honorable Louis L. Stanton in the United
States District Court for the Southern District of New York. The Premier League, which is
the UK’s top tier soccer league, and Bourne, an independent music publisher founded in
1919, are represented in this matter by Proskauer Rose LLP and Bernstein Litowitz Berger
& Grossmann LLP.

For further information please contact:

The Premier League Press Office on 020 7864 9190 or visit www.premierleague.com

Louis M. Solomon at Proskauer Rose at 212-969-3200 or Sean Coffey at Bernstein


Litowitz at 212-554-1409.

Further information about the suit can also be found at www.youtubeclassaction.com.

Premier League
30 Gloucester Place T +44 (0) 20 7864 9000
London W1U 8PL F +44 (0) 20 7864 9001
premierleague.com E info@premierleague.com

The Football Association Premier League Limited


Registered Office: 30 Gloucester Place, London, W1U 8PL. No. 2719699 England